Adoptive Families Blog

What Should I Know About the Adoption Home Study?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 20, 2018

One of the most common topics of worry or question among hopeful adoptive parents is about the home study..."What is a home study?" "How deep will they dig into our lives?" "Do we have to organize every closet and dust every corner?" and "Is there any reason we wouldn't be approved?" are just a few of the frequently-asked questions about adoption home studies.

The home study process exists to assess your ability to be parents. The home study provider is a social worker who is there to help get you ready for adoptive parenting, and to equip you for success. Keep reading to discover what the home study involves. We'll also share an exclusive Lifetime Adoption webinar, all about what you need to know about adoption home studies!

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Topics: adoption readiness, ready to adopt, Home study, Adoption Home Study

Your Checklist to Get Ready for Your Home Study

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 23, 2018

Welcome to the third piece of Lifetime's newest blog series, "Your Adoption Checklist!" Our goal in this series is to share practical, easy-to-follow checklists for you to use during your adoption journey. We've shared ways you can effectively learn more about domestic adoption, and we also provided this checklist of questions to ask potential adoption professionals in the series.

Many hopeful adoptive parents find the home study process to be overwhelming. So today, Lifetime's sharing an adoption home study checklist to help you get ready!

We want to note that regulations differ depending on what state you live in. So, we've made this home study checklist general enough to cover the variety of documents and clearances most will need. If your home has any safety concerns, the home study professional will usually let you know of the issue so that you have time to correct them before finishing the home study.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Open Adoption, Infant adoption, adoption checklists, Your Adoption Checklist, Domestic Adoption, Home study, Adoption Home Study

Here's What You Need to Know on the Adoption Home Study

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 22, 2017

If you've just started to explore domestic infant adoption, you might be wondering 'what is an adoption home study, anyway? Should I have the biggest and nicest home on the block?'

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Topics: Adoption Home Study, Home study

Discover a Simple Way to Declutter for Your Home Study

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 24, 2017

Getting ready for your home study but feeling a little overwhelmed? Need to tidy up? Today, we’re sharing some simple tips on how you can do that. The key is to take small steps and do a little at a time. Have you tried this method of cleaning and organizing? Those who have used it share it’s amazing at keeping you focused and addictive once you start using it.

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Topics: Adoption Home Study, Home study, adoption readiness

Lifetime Works Nationwide to Help Find Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 12, 2016

At Lifetime Adoption Center, we’re putting more time and money than ever into advertising and marketing. We’re currently spending $185K in online advertising and marketing, and due that are bringing in more birth mothers than ever. We’re represented in the Yellow Pages in all 50 states and clinics in all states as well.

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Topics: interstate adoption, ICPC, Home study, Adoption Home Study, adoption attorney, adoption law

The Top Tips You Need to Know for Your Adoption Home Study

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on April 21, 2016

If you have started researching adoption, you've probably heard the term "home study." What exactly is an adoption home study? And how can you prepare for it?

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Topics: Adoption Home Study, Mardie Caldwell, Home study

7 Tips That’ll Help You Ace Your Home Study

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 1, 2016

Having a social worker come to your house to determine whether it’s a good setting to raise the child you feel like you’ve been waiting for is possibly the most daunting guest you’ll ever host. Don’t stress out: today we’re sharing seven tips to help you excel at your adoption home study! These 7 adoption home study tips will allow you get closer to bringing your child home.

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Topics: Adoption Home Study, Home study

Adoption Home Study – Questions and Answers (Part 2)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 18, 2016

This post is part 2 in a two-part blog series about the adoption home study. Last week, we left off talking about why home studies are needed in order to adopt a baby. You can see part 1 of this series here: Adoption Home Study – Questions and Answers (Part 1).

Many times, the fact that there will be post-placement home study visits after they adopt comes as a surprise to adoptive parents. This leads into our next question asked by one hopeful adoptive mother:

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Topics: Adoption Home Study, Home study

Adoption Home Study – Questions and Answers (Part 1)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 11, 2016

One of the most common types of questions we get from hopeful adoptive parents is about the adoption home study. Even though the approved home study is needed for you to adopt, you don’t need to get stressed out or anxious about it.

By reading the common questions we’ve been asked, you’ll know better what to expect with the home study process, and how to prepare. Learning more about this necessary prerequisite in your adoption will put your mind at ease and motivate you to take charge of the next step toward building your family!

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Topics: Adoption Home Study, Home study

What’s an “Adoption Home Study”?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 19, 2014

Many who have just began exploring adoption come across the term "HOME STUDY" and wonder what exactly it is. Lifetime Adoption’s Founder and CEO Mardie Caldwell has produced a report to explain the adoption home study requirements and answer the simple question, "What is a home study?" This report is available for you to review for free at AdoptionHomeStudyReport.com.

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Topics: Adoption process, Home study